Cuba Takes Second Medal in Judo


Above: an aerial view of the Games (Photo: London 2012)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Cuba has won its second medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games, thanks to Asley Gonzalez, although the Caribbean region is still seeking its first London gold.

The 22-year-old native of Villa Clara earned a silver medal in the 90-kg weight class of Men’s judo, falling in the final to 33-year-old gold medalist Dae-Nam Song from South Korea.

Asley Gonzalez

Cuba’s first medal at the Games was another silver taken by Yanet Bermoy Acosta in the women’s judo final.

Cuba has a 110-athlete contingent in London.

Greece’s Ilias Iliadis and Japan’s Masashi Nishiyama shared the bronze.

Cuba’s Gonzalez is coached by Justo Noda.